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Current Gullivers Rugby Tour Leaders

We are proud to partner with NSW Waratahs to create great travel opportunities for their supporters.


'Simplement Europe' Waratahs Tour hosted by Ian 'Speed' Kennedy'Des Alpes a l'Atlantique' Waratahs Tour hosted by Darren Coleman & Tony Dempsey'Chamonix' Waratahs Tour hosted by Phil WaughWaratahs Golf Tour
Current Waratahs Coach

Darren Coleman

Darren Coleman, is a Kempsey boy from the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Played in Sydney Club rugby from 1995 to 2000.

Darren has coached all over from the Emus in Penrith to the Calgary Mavericks in Canada. Benevento in Italy to Toyota in Japan.

Darren is known for his success at Shute Shield Sydney District rugby. At Warringah (2017 Shute Shield Premiers) and Gordon (2020 Shute Shield Premiers). Capping off back to back winning Rugby seasons with a Championship in the MLR (USA Pro Rugby) with the LA Giltinis in 2021.

Before his most recent appointment as NSW Waratahs Head Coach. Darren was Assistant and Academy coach for both the Waratahs (1998 – 2000) and Brumbies (2009 – 2011).

Darren is very familiar with a tour. His knowledge will give you a great insight to the rugby. Best of all, Darren understands the importance of rugby spirit. Which with Darren helping to lead the tour, you will leave with a great touring experience.

Waratah Legend

Phil Waugh

NSW Waratah from 1999–2011, 136 NSW caps

Phil was an influential player both on and off the field, Phil played 136 games for the Waratahs (58 as captain).

Phil was also awarded with 79 tests for Australia (3 as captain) which involved 2 Rugby World Cups (RWC 2003, RWC 2007)

Phil Waugh is an experienced tour leader with Gullivers having joined us for both the RWC England 2015 & RWC Japan 2019.

We are delighted Phil has returned to lead this extraordinary tour. Which starts from Paris to the Alps and back.

Phil is looking forward to sharing some great rugby insights for those in his RWC 2023 France tour.

Former Waratah Stalwart

Tony Dempsey

Tony Dempsey, Gordon Great, Waratah and Wallaby stalwart.
Tony is know for his Contests, Contacts and Competitiveness on the field. There are plenty of stories from old teammates and opposing players in the 90’s to back up Tony’s on field approach.
Tony was the founding President of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA).
An organisation that helped Australian Rugby Players transition from amateur player to professional sportsperson.
Tony shares his experiences in his book ‘For Love & Money’.
Tony is founder and principal of Dempsey Law Firm
Former NSW Waratahs Coach

Ian Kennedy

Ian ‘Speed’Kennedy was NSW Waratahs coach in 2000. A long-time clubman and life member of Randwick. ‘Speed’ has over 200 first grade games including 5 first grade Premierships.

‘Speed’ has been a been a member of the NSW Rugby Judiciary Panel since 2011. Also, former coach of the Australian under 21 team.

To give light to the nickname as quoted in Eddie Jones latest book, “We had been coached in the reserves by Ian ‘Speed’ Kennedy. We called him ‘Speed’ because he had been the slowest forward on the field when he was club captain.”

‘Speed’ is an experienced tour leader having led groups for Gullivers for four Rugby World Cup’s, RWC 2023 will be his 5th.

NSW Waratahs Supporters Travel & Tours

Season 2023 will be exciting with Super Rugby Pacific 2023.

But also our Waratahs will be involved in getting ready for a Rugby World Cup in France (RWC 2023).


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